Walgreens Joins the Aira Access Network to Provide Free Aira Service in Stores Nationwide


Yesterday, Aira is pleased to share that Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest retailers, is the latest to join the Aira Access Network to provide free Aira service to shoppers who are blind or low vision.

Aira connects people who are blind or low vision with a live, sighted agent who provides visual information on-demand. Walgreens shoppers will be able to use the Aira app on their mobile phone to locate products, read labels, use self-checkout kiosks, and more.

Walgreens has a history of breaking new ground to meet its customers’ needs and improve their health, from offering self-service stores beginning in the 1950s to developing a 5-star rated mobile app used by customers across the nation. Today, Walgreens continues its tradition of innovation by becoming the first healthcare retailer and pharmacy chain to enable free Aira Access – meaning that Aira is free to use in any one of the 9,560 Walgreens stores in the United States.

“Aira Access is all about ensuring that people can access visual information when and where they need it,” said Suman Kanuganti, CEO of Aira. “Walgreens is a big presence in American life, and we’re excited that Aira will now be a part of the shopping experience for Walgreens customers who are blind or low vision.”

Aira is now available in all Walgreens stores across the United States. Shoppers can take advantage by downloading the Aira app on their Apple or Android phone, completing a quick registration, and placing a call when visual assistance is needed with shopping-related tasks.

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